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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Panik added to major league roster by Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Second baseman Joe Panik was added to the 40-man major league roster by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.

Toronto selected the contract of the 29-year-old from Triple-A Buffalo and placed right-hander Yennsy Diaz on the 60-day injured list with a right lat strain.

Panik gets a one-year contract paying a $2.85 million salary while in the major leagues and a $195,000 salary in the minors. He can earn $150,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $50,000 each for 400, 450 and 500 plate appearances.

Panik hit .381 with a triple, two home runs and five RBIs in 21 at-bats over 10 spring training games. The left-handed hitter batted .244 with five homers and 39 RBIs in 438 at-bats last year for the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets.

 

QLE Posted: March 17, 2020 at 12:59 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: blue jays, joe panik

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   1. Jose Canusee Posted: March 18, 2020 at 09:43 PM (#5931846)
David Bowie is still predicting he ends up with the Tigers.
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: March 19, 2020 at 01:49 AM (#5931874)
Not enough Panik in Toronto already?
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: March 19, 2020 at 02:18 AM (#5931876)
not surprising to see a Panik move in these conditions.
   4. I Am Not a Number Posted: March 19, 2020 at 09:11 AM (#5931906)
I wonder if the Jays' brass saw in Joe someone whose biggest skill was being punnable. Backup infielders are all the same. Maybe just sign the guy who can give us yuks.
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 19, 2020 at 04:53 PM (#5932086)
Maybe just sign the guy who can give us yuks.


Would you settle for a Yuka? Or a Yuki?
   6. bobm Posted: March 19, 2020 at 09:58 PM (#5932160)
You can't spell pandemik without Panik.

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